Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) Maintenance Requirements
The FAA has instituted a new repairman certificate called "Repairman – Light-Sport aircraft". There are two ratings for this certificate, titled Inspection and Maintenance. To earn this certificate, you must:
Be at least 18 years old.
Speak, read, and understand English.
Complete the amount of training appropriate for the rating.
Be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident.
This rating allows you to conduct the annual condition inspection on an E-LSA you own. It requires the successful completion of an FAA accepted, 16-hour course on the inspection of your particular class of LSA.
This rating allows you to perform maintenance and the annual condition inspection on S-LSA’s and E-LSA’s for compensation or hire. It requires the completion of a course on the maintenance requirements of various light-sport aircraft
The minimum training time for each class is:
Minimum Hours of Instruction
Lighter than air
The maintenance rating allows you to commercially maintain, repair, and perform the annual condition inspection on all Special-LSAs and condition inspections on Experimental-LSAs in that class.
What repairs and maintenance you can perform are specifically authorized in the aircraft manufacturer’s maintenance manual.
Maintenance of Light-Sport Aircraft FAQs
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EAA SportAir Workshop—Repairman Course Inspection Course
EAA has already received FAA approval for our airplane Repairman Inspection course. EAA also has plans to develop a powered parachute and weight-shift control course. These classes will be offered around the country and EAA members receive a $40 discount. For more information, go to http://www.sportair.com/ or call 800/967-5746.
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Standard Category Aircraft Listing |
Experimental Light-Sport Aircraft (E-LSA) |
Converting an Ultralight (UL) Aircraft to an E-LSA |
E-LSA Conversion Kit |
Find a DAR (Designated Airworthiness Representative) |
Experimental Amateur-Built Aircraft |
Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) Maintenance Requirements |
Sport Pilot/Light-Sport Aircraft Insurance |
Light Aircraft and Manufacturer’s Association (LAMA)